This video is about a dystopian world called Autoville. Everyone there is pretty and anybody that has any kind of flaw is discarded of. Similar to the world of Harrison Bergeron, everyone in Autoville is equally pretty and when they grow up they are even more “equal” because of the masks. Additionally the men and women have fixed roles as mothers, fathers, caretakers and providers. Both dystopian stories include propaganda, constant surveillance, and uniform expectations. Although the government controls are different, with “Harrison Bergeron” being bureaucratic and “Being Pretty” being technological, both governments distrust the natural world and restrict individuality and dissent while keeping an image of a perfect world firmly planted in citizens’ minds. It is critical to pay attention to these dystopian ideas because most of them are based on the weaknesses of our society and “Being Pretty” is no exception. “Being Pretty” emulates similar ideas as the beauty industry today. Just like the dystopian animation tells of a world where differences and flaws are cast out, the beauty industry often promotes the same ideas. Although there have been improvements over the years of representing differences, there is a lot more room for it. These dystopian films, writings and art pieces help us recognize why we need to change societal norms (to avoid a dystopian world).